RotLA is the classic original and Marion's theme is beautiful.
ToD is creative how it mixes Short Round's theme with the Raiders march, it transitions smoothly, and keeps an eastern feel to the whole piece. The Raiders March itself here gives RotLA a run for it's money.
LC seems a little more choppy than ToD, though the Scherzo and Grail theme are great.
ToD has a really nice survey of themes, but I'm going to go with RAIDERS, since Marion's theme is the perfect compliment to the Raiders march. It feels the most natural of any of the end credit medleys.
I'm inclined to go with ROTLA. The scene in the warehouse for some reason is one of my favorite endings - so with a great ending, i'm sort of biased i guess to include the rest of the credits score with it
Not to simply echo what's already been stated, but Temple of Doom has the best end credits theme. Man, that march, the slave children's theme, all of it so rythmically intertwined. That's some good aural experience, yo.
I think ToD has the strongest score as a whole. I mean yes, all 3 films have great pieces of music specific to them ( RotLA's Basket Game & LC's Grail ), but it seems there is nothing negligible and lost in the whole ToD score. The entire thing is GOLD, from Short Rounds theme to the Slave Children's Crusade (the music with the drums in the beggining) to the Mine Car Chase to the Temple of Doom music (Freaky Worshipper Chant during the first sacrifice); nothing is wasted.
The same can be said for ToD as a whole, even though that's a whole different topic. I don't care how many reviewers knock it, it's the only Indy film that NEVER slows down. It starts with a bang and ends with one. A true roller coaster of a film.
P.S. = And no, I'm not biased just because pretty much the entire on-ride score for Temple Of The Forbidden Eye is taken from ToD.
Last edited by DrHapgood : 05-15-2008 at 07:02 AM.